Publications & Results
|Resource Title||Brief Summary|
|Google Earth Tours: Monarch Butterflies Migration||
May 10, 2013
As a part their ongoing collaboration with Encyclopedia of Life and a Google Outreach Developer Grant, Atlantic Public Media has produced four Google Earth presentations for their series One Species At A Time: Stories of Bio-Diversity on the Move.
SESYNC researcher Leslie Ries contributed to the Google Earth Tour on monarch butterfly migration.
|Introducing AMV (Animal Movement Visualizer), a visualization tool for animal movement data from satellite collars and radiotelemetry||
May 05, 2013
Article published in Ecological Informatics.
|Cooperation in Context: Public Goods Games and Post-Soviet Collectives in Kamchatka, Russia||
Apr 16, 2013
Economic game experiments have become a prominent method among social scientists developing and testing theories of cooperation. These games provide a valuable opportunity to generate measures of cooperation that can be compared from one place to the next, yet challenges remain in how to interpret cross-cultural differences in these experiments and connect them to cooperation in naturally occurring contexts. I address these challenges by examining framing effects in public goods games (PGGs) with salmon fishers and reindeer herders in Kamchatka, Russia.
|Temporal Myopia: A Case of Promising New Technologies, the Federal Government, and Inherent Conflicts of Interest||
Apr 04, 2013
Book chapter published in Research in Social Problems and Public Policy.
|Landscape as Method and Medium for the Ecological Design of Cities||
Mar 01, 2013
Book chapter published in Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design.
|A Scoping Workshop on the Macroevolution of Ecosystem Services||
Jan 30, 2013
At SESYNC, the working group identified a set of closely related fundamental questions under the umbrella of the macroevolution of ecosystem services. The team then distinguished an interlinked set of ground-level topics from several follow-up questions that were of equal or greater interest levels, but which hinged on having the fundamental work in place.
|The Heartbeat of Ecosystems||
Jun 15, 2012
Article published in Science.
|Tracking climate impacts on the migratory monarch butterfly||
May 13, 2012
We assess the impacts of spring and summer climate conditions on breeding monarch butterflies, a species that completes its annual migration cycle over several generations. No single, broad-scale climate metric can explain summer breeding phenology or the substantial year-to-year fluctuations observed in population abundances. As such, we built a Poisson regression model to help explain annual arrival times and abundances in the Midwestern United States.
|IPBES Knowledge Generation Paper||
Apr 04, 2012
Resulting from a work shop at SESYNC with the purpose of exploring the program of work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), with a particular focus on the generation of knowledge function.
|Seeking Cures for North Korea’s Environmental Ills||
Mar 23, 2012
Margaret Palmer got a ﬁrsthand look earlier this month at a looming ecological catastrophe that few other scientists have witnessed. On a rare foray into North Korea’s countryside, Palmer, director of the University of Maryland’s National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in Annapolis, saw a landscape of wasted soil and rivers choked with silt from erosion. “Farmers were working the land right down to the water’s edge,” she says.